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Re: Almonds and tyramine -- MAOI diet

Posted by Terry8 on May 22, 2011, at 17:47:35

In reply to Re: Almonds and tyramine -- MAOI diet Terry8, posted by europerep on May 22, 2011, at 7:00:16

> hello there..
>
> what I can say is this: in my (fairly restrictive) food list almonds were listed as "green", so no problem to eat them.. however, almonds contain tyrosine, which is a precursor to tyramine, so *technically* they could pose problems.
>
> maybe you could "test yourself", eating nothing for an hour or two, and then eating a little amount of almonds, see what happens.. if nothing, then do the same thing the next day, until you reach a point where you have a mild reaction. and if you don't get any reaction at all, you know it wasn't them?

That's 3 for 3 for people who don't have almond reactions, so maybe I've got the wrong culprit after all. Your suggestion sounds like the best way to go about figuring it out. Thanks for replying!


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